Guest speaker Alan Jones speaking at the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce lunch at the Ipswich Civic Centre on Friday. Photo: Sarah Harvey/ The Queensland Times IPS071011COMM07C
Guest speaker Alan Jones speaking at the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce lunch at the Ipswich Civic Centre on Friday. Photo: Sarah Harvey/ The Queensland Times IPS071011COMM07C Sarah Harvey

No more advertising on Jones's show

THE Macquarie Radio Network has suspended all advertising on Alan Jones's radio show, as the fallout from comments he made about Prime Minister Julia Gillard's late father continues.

Last month, Jones told a group of Young Liberals that Ms Gillard's father "died of shame" because of his daughter's political "lies".

More than 70 companies have pulled advertising from Jones's 2GB radio show since he made the remarks, which prompted outrage in the community and the political sphere.

In a statement, Macquarie chairman Russell Tate acknowledged the "inexcusable" nature of the comments and said the suspension of advertising is a temporary response to "unprecedented focus" on Jones.

"The nature, tone and volume of the reaction to Jones's remarks, and in particular the threats being made through social media to companies advertising in Jones' program and the disruption being caused to their businesses, have made it necessary for MRN to call some 'time out'," he said.

Read more at ABC news online.


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